During 2019 Heart Awareness Month, we will be highlighting CHD stories of our members.
Our next Faces of CHD story is about Rita. You can read Rita's story below. For previous stories, see bottom of page.
Rita from Lethbridge, AB
CHD diagnosis: Tetralogy of Fallot
I was born January 1970 in Lethbridge, AB. Within one week I was diagnosed with a heart murmur, and by one month of age, referred to Dr. R. Sommerville in Calgary, AB. I was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. At around four months of age, I had my first surgery, by in Vancouver BC. In 1978, I went back to Vancouver for...
Thank you to Marilyn Gladu, MP for supporting Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) awareness in Canada and Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance.
By reading your statement in the House of Commons today and recognizing February 14th as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day in Canada, you help increase awareness and advocacy for the more than 250,000 Canadians living with Congenital Heart Disease, many who require lifelong specialized care.
Marilyn Gladu is the MP for Sarnia-Lambton and serves as the Shadow Minister for Health in the Official Opposition
Aiden's Prime Minister of Canada for a Day Wish Granted
Aiden Anderson, a 15 year old from London, ON finally had his Make A Wish granted this week. Aiden has had a passion for politics since he was in Grade 7 when he first made his wish. Aiden and his family are members of CCHA and part of our Hearts of London/Middlesex chapter in London ON.
This week Aiden's wish came true with an incredible once in a lifetime experience thanks to Make A Wish Eastern Ontario and Make a Wish Southern Ontario. His 4 day journey included
We are honoured to be named feature charity of the month by First Edition First Aid Training!
Thank you for recognizing our organization and the hard work we do to support children and adults in Canada living with congenital heart disease #CHD through education, research and advocacy. Your recognition helps to shine a spotlight on Congenital Heart Disease and increase CHD awareness.
"Thrown into the strange, scary world of critically sick children, heart parents become fierce advocates for awareness." Thanks to Sarah Trainor of CBC for sharing her family's story of their son Ellis' journey with CHD. Ellis' story touches on so many issues that CHD patients and their families face, including the importance of maternal screening for heart defects, the challenges of relocating to seek life-saving medical treatment, and the incredible roles that parents play as caregivers and advocates for their children.
Thank you to Marilyn Gladu, MP (Sarnia_Lambton, ON Opposition Health Critic) for reading our statement in the House of Commons and recognizing February 14th as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day in Canada.
CCHA is challenging you to find your 1 in 100 Champion!
Share your video, picture or story of your 1 in 100 Champion on social media to help raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease #CHD. Tag us in your post @cchaforlife on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #1in100, #CHD, #CCHA. Not on social media - no problem. You can still share your 1 in 100 Champion video, picture or story by emailing them to us at...